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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al) Reply with quote

For sale by VW Heritage in europe.
Could not pass these beautiful pictures!
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VW HERITAGE LHD TYPE 25 TISCHER FOR SALE
Having purchased this ultra rare coach built conversion in 2015, weíve decided to let another owner enjoy the Tischerís unique mix of caravan and conventional water-cooled Type 25 LHD. But what is it, how did we come across it in the first place Ė and why should you consider buying it?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or thatís the generally accepted bottom line when it comes to anything that divides opinion looks-wise. Yes, this 1989 Type 25 Tischer XL65 LHD is big and caravan-like, but itís beautifully made, hugely practical and actually pretty rare.

Fit for purpose
It was spotted for sale in Kiel, Northern Germany on a classic car website. We instantly took a shine to it and instructed one of our friends over there to go take a closer look. It turned out to be every bit as good as it said in the advert with zero rust, just 110,000km (70,000 miles) and a good service history, so a deal was done and the LHD Bus was driven back to the UK. For us it provided the perfect show Bus; with its Tardis like interior, built-in shower, huge seating area, 60-litre fridge, twin burner stove, sink and lots of cupboard space it proved ideal for touring around the various VW events.

VW Tischer XL65

So what is it?
It was built by German manufacturer Tischer Freizeitfahrzeuge GmbH and is thought to be one of just 27 ever built. It started life as a conventional Type 25 chassis cab with the wheelbase extended by 65cm to accommodate the glassfibre box-like rear end. Power is courtesy of trusty 1.6 (JX) turbodiesel. Itís no firecracker, although itís pretty economical and can happily cruise all day at 65mph. And because of the relatively aerodynamic shape of the living quarters and long wheelbase, itís very stable.

All the bells and whistles
As you might expect from something this exclusive, it comes very well fitted out. Thereís power steering, an 85-litre fresh water tank, Truma E2800 gas heater (with thermostat), Truma water heater, 60-litre fridge/freezer, stove, roof rack ladder, Fiamma bike rack and captainís chairs up front. And theyíre not your usual Type 25 pews Ė these ones are made by ISRI and usually appear in HGV vehicles and buses, and are some of the comfiest perches weíve sat on. Thereís even a toilet and generous shower cubicle Ė so you wonít have to worry about straying off the beaten track while on your travels. In fact, many of the interior fixtures and fittings are shared with the similar sized but more common Karmann Gipsy. Okay, itís a little Ďof the periodí in terms of interior fabrics etc Ė but thatís all part of its classic appeal.

The U-shaped seating area is especially sociable and very much like a mobile home in its overall roominess. Bed-wise, thereís a double that springs out of the seating area at the rear, another bed behind the cabin and room for a small one above the cab.

Buy this behemoth
Have we sold it to you? Well, actually weíre not trying overly hard because truth be told weíll be sad to see it go. Weíve established that itís rare, but of the handful that were made, we suspect only a fraction have survived and in any case, few can be in anywhere as good condition as this gem. We reckon it would have cost the best part of £40,000 to buy new in 1989/90 Ė but we only want a fraction of this. In fact, as little as £25,000 might be enough to secure it. The VW Heritage stickers on the side can be removed easily, but we reckon they look great anyway and add to its provenance. Tischers donít come up for sale that frequently, and ones this good, well, virtually never Ė so if youíre interested youíll need to move fast. Contact [email protected] in the first instance for more information: You wonít regret it.

Ian

The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of VW Heritage.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al) Reply with quote

All I could think of was... 'WOW... how do you get to the engine?'

Shocked

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al) Reply with quote

msinabottle wrote:
All I could think of was... 'WOW... how do you get to the engine?'

Shocked

Best!

I don't see anything that shows an opening on the floor in the last picture, where is the diner table. But also I don't see any walls under both left and right rear seats. Maybe the opening on the floor is bigger and you cannot see any seems on the floor from that angle. Or maybe the walls under the seats are recessed?

The Karmann Gispy has removable walls under the rear side seats so you can have access to the engine compartment. A pain yes...

EDIT: Oh! There is a seem, but its goes from left to right, in the middle. Looks like a piano hinge...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al) Reply with quote

I'm not sure I've ever seen a professionally extended wheelbase T3 like that before. I'd be curious to see how they reinforced the frame rails to accommodate that extension
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al) Reply with quote

"Power is courtesy of trusty 1.6 (JX) turbodiesel. Itís no firecracker, ..."
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al) Reply with quote

Karl Mullendore's nice 1992 VW LT 31 Karmann Distance Wide.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Coachbuilt campers on Vanagon platform (Karmann Gipsy et al) Reply with quote

For sale on thesamba classifieds now:
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VW HERITAGE LHD TYPE 25 TISCHER FOR SALE. £25,000

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